Tuesday, March 23, 2010


KUALA TERENGGANU: A former national player was caught red-handed getting her “kicks” outside the confines of the sepak takraw court.

The 20-year-old was detained by a police team last Sunday for allegedly selling “pil kuda” (psychotropic pills) at a room of a hotel in Jalan Cherong Lanjut here.

Also nabbed were her boyfriend and two other accomplices, including a 23-year-old female clerk, who were believed to be part of a drug distribution network in the state.

Initial police investigations revealed that the sepak takraw player, who had also represented Terengganu in the 2008 Sukma Games, and her accomplices were waiting for their regular clients when they were arrested about 11pm.

Seized from the suspects were 34 psychotropic pills worth RM1,190, and RM350 believed to be proceeds from the sale of the drug, said state narcotics crime investigation department chief Supt Roslan Abdul Wahid.

He said the suspects, who were from here, tested positive for drugs and had used hotel rooms to facilitate the sale of the pills.

Upon checking with the National Sports Council and state Sukma Games manager, Roslan said the police were informed that the athlete was no longer part of the Terengganu Sports Council.

He said the woman had also not represented the country since three months ago.